It’s been a hard year and there’s nothing we’re all looking forward to more than (finally) seeing our friends and family all in one place. Once the BBQ is sizzling, the folding chairs have been socially distanced, and “happy tears” have been wiped away, there’s probably one thing a lot of Canadians will be asking...
“Isn’t it time for a Caesar?!”
Special occasions call for a special drink and there’s nothing more fitting for this year’s backyard summer get-togethers than a Caesar. Whether you’re craving wine, beer, or a classic Canadian Caesar, Mott’s® Clamato® is endlessly customizable, making it the perfect drink no matter where you are, who you’re with, or what you're celebrating.
Fortunately there’s a practically endless amount of ways to top, tweak, and twist this beloved Canadian cocktail, so we partnered with Mott’s® Clamato® Caesar directly to share some of their favourite, most inventive recipes, just in time for summer.
BBQ CORN CAESAR
Nothing says summer in B.C. like corn on the cob! In a mixing glass, muddle BBQ corn kernels, Worcestershire sauce, jalapeño hot sauce, and liquid smoke. Add whiskey and Mott’s® Clamato® Lime Cocktail, and stir well to mix and spread the flavours around.
Rim a highball glass with fresh cracked salt and pepper and fill to the top with ice. Strain the mixture into the highball glass, and garnish with lime wedges and a BBQ corn on the cob, on a skewer. Voila! You can view the full recipe, including ingredient measurements, HERE.
Miss traveling? Rim a highball glass with citrus, salt, and fresh cracked black pepper. Fill the glass to the top with ice. Add Alberta premium rye whiskey, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce of your choice, steak spice, salt and pepper, beef stock, and last but not least, Mott’s® Clamato® The Works Cocktail. You’ll be transported to Cowtown in no time. Yeehaw! You can view the full recipe HERE.
The Meat Locker Caesar. Photo: Mott’s® Clamato®
THE MEAT LOCKER
Meat lovers take note of this one -- start by rimming your glassware with steak spice and Mott’s® Clamato®Rimmer. Add vodka, steak sauce, chipotle hot sauce, lemon juice, your favourite craft lager, and ice. Top off with Mott’s® Clamato® Reserve, stir well, and garnish with beef jerky and pickled onions. This is practically a cocktail and a meal all in one. You can view the full recipe HERE.
WERK THE JERK CAESAR
For those craving a beach getaway. Rim a tall glass with the Jamaican jerk seasoning and smoked sea salt, add the dark rum, jerk marinade, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, and pineapple juice. Add ice then pour in the Mott’s® Clamato® The Works®. Give the cocktail a stir to incorporate all the flavours together. Garnish with spicy beef jerky and skewered pineapple. You can view the full recipe HERE.
CHICKEN WINGS & CAESAR
Nothing goes better with wings than… more wings! Rim a tall glass with BBQ Chicken Seasoning, sea salt, and cracked black pepper. Add the whiskey, Buffalo sauce, lemon juice, chicken & rib BBQ sauce, then add ice then pour in the Mott’s® Clamato® Extra Spicy. Give the cocktail a stir to incorporate all the flavours together. Garnish with BBQ chicken wings & pickled jalapenos. You can even marinate your next batch of wings in Mott’s® Clamato®. You can view this full Caesar recipe HERE.
While a classic Mott’s® Clamato® Caesar is always a good summertime option, this particular summer calls for something a little extra. Steal the show with garnishes, or make up something entirely your own. Whatever the case, we hope you’re enjoying your Caesar this summer with some loved ones nearby (at a safe distance of course).
Follow Mott’s Clamato on Facebook and Instagram and visit mottsclamato.ca to learn more about how to customize your summer Caesars. Enjoy responsibly!